The world lost an incredible mother, wife, daughter, friend, attorney, underprivileged advocate, and community member suddenly and unexpectedly on October 16, 2013. In honor of my late wife, Holli Wallace, I am training for the Hallucination 100 mile trail run and raising money for the Children's Grief Center of the Great Lakes Bay Region.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Two weeks in...

Running continues to be a bit irregular.  Any miles are better than no miles though.  Last week I only ran twice--one 7 mile run and one 6 mile run.  I've also started a pattern of push ups and sit ups.  I really liked doing Cross Fit this winter and even though I'd rather spend my time running, I thought it would be good for me to mix it up a bit.  I've changed some of the gear that I use also.  After years of running in Brooks Adrenaline, I started running in Hokas this year.  I did a marathon in the spring wearing them and they seem to be working out.  I've also dropped the Garmin GPS and the mp4 player and started carrying my phone and using a Bluetooth headset.  I now track my miles with the Endomondo app, although I am still posting to  Remodeling our basement is still eating up a lot of my time, but it is good to be getting some miles in.  Weather is good today so I will definitely be hitting the road with Oliver, Casey, and the good old Tike Tech stroller this afternoon.  I wonder how many thousands of miles are on that thing by now?  Still going strong.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Running again

After a summer of essentially zero running, I am at it again.  Between traveling to China, taking care of two kids, and finishing the basement running was just not much of an option.  In the scheme of things I think it was probably good for me to have some time off.  Still, running has always been one of my favorite ways to relax and do some thinking so I am glad to be back at it.  I don't have any particular race goals or training program so we'll see how everything plays out.  I do like the idea of another ultra in 2013...